Thurber Thursday: An Algonquin Ad
October 29, 2020
Looking through a late 1930s issue of The New Yorker this morning (the February 4, 1939 issue to be exact) my eyes were drawn to an ad for Frank Case’s Tales Of A Wayward Inn (published in 1938). I’d  never seen the ad before. The Wayward Inn is The Algonquin. Frank Case was, at that time, the owner and manager.

Wednesday Spill: Today’s Daily Cartoon…And Yesterday’s; From The Archives: The Paris Review (Humor Issue) Fall 1995
September 2, 2020
Today’s Daily Cartoon…And Yesterday’s Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Victor Varnado on remember when. Mr. Varnado began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2019. Visit his website here. Yesterday’s Daily:  Amy Hwang, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010, on schooling at home. Visit her website here. ______________________________________________________________________ From The Archives: The Paris Review (Humor Issue) Fall 1995.

Weekend Spill: People, Books & Book People; A Couple Of Ziegler Cows; The Tilley Watch Online, August 10-14, 2020
August 15, 2020
Off The Spill’s Shelves: People, Books & Book People Here’s a really fun read, published in 1980. Short interviews with a ton of folks, as you see by the list (shown below) on the back cover. My initial interest in this book was that it included New Yorker contributors such as Renata Adler, John McPhee, Donald Barthelme, John Cheever, John
Weekend Spill: A New Yorker Artists Group Photo From 1984; The Tilley Watch Online, July 27-31, 2020
August 1, 2020
___________________________________________________________________________________ A fun evening at Parsons School of Design back in October of 1984. The occasion was the opening of a group show of New Yorker art. The group photo above and the smaller photos, by T. Dovidio, appeared in The Village Voice. Below is a barely legible key (sorry!) to the artists shown. One person is unknown to me.
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